Scotsman Robin's an old friend of the Kulas since 1971. Today he works for Adobe Systems in San Jose, California.
13 July – OUWOOO. What’s coming down today? Stay away from black cats, ladders, and chuck salt over shoulder.
The sausage and dynamite beef for breakfast results in heartburn later. Heartache now, as we ring John on the first anniversary of Jill’s death.
Crosswords being solved, Liisa, Ruth and I stroll to the Santa Lucia Golf Course with lunch in mind. Our table looks down on three greens and overlooks an expanse of brown fairways. There is a drought in Brisbane. Our chairs are draped with colourful shawls - “In case of a chill wind”. How thoughtful. Liisa has smoked salmon, salt and pepper calamari for Ruth and I tuck into Asian duck crepes. All washed down with a bottle of sauvignon plonk of course. Delightful long meal.
A power nap at 3Pm is followed by advice on how to live on Foxtel. The cheek of the bastards. The presenters look as if they have been cloned off each other and pumped full of botox.
In the evening Mervyn takes us for a further tour of Brisbane at the end of which we arrive at the “Bali Grill”. This restaurant is set in an area similar to Lygon St in Carlton. Brad & Claire (item), Liisa and Merv, Ruth and I share bottles of 9th island Sauvignon Blanc, Evans & Tate Sauv. Blanc and Shadowfax Pinot Gris. I’ve lost track of what the others were having but my Chilli prawns are brought on a small cast iron frying pan sitting on to of a small spirit stove. This is accompanied by steamed rice. Fresh, hot, chopped chillies are sprinkled over the prawns and sauce. The flavours are deep and intense. A wonderful meal and I’m grasping for superlatives to describe the enjoyment.
Bed by 10.30 PM.
|Liisa and Ruth at Santa Lucia Golf Course|
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